Worship is the display of the surpassing worth of God revealed in Jesus Christ. Suffering in the path of Christian obedience, with joy—because the steadfast love of the Lord is better than life (Psalm 63:3)—is the clearest display of the worth of God in our lives. Therefore, faith-filled suffering is essential in this world for the most intense, authentic worship. When we are most satisﬁed with God in suffering, he will be most gloriﬁed in us in worship.
John Piper, The Hidden Smile of God, pp. 168-169.
How to display the worth of God in our lives.
February 4, 2012 by John Knight